Unsettled Women

  title={Unsettled Women},
  author={Jr. Sterling Joseph Coleman},
  journal={Journal of Lesbian Studies},
  pages={13 - 26}
  • J. Coleman
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Lesbian Studies
SUMMARY Amy Bock (alias Percy Redwood) created a media sensation when “The Case of the Woman Bridegroom” hit the newspapers throughout New Zealand in 1909. She was hailed as the “queerest and most interesting character that has ever been before the New Zealand public” and “pitiable in her freakish exploits.” Debates ensued as to whether her crimes were evidence of a mania, a disease, or simply due to a flawed, criminal character. This article focuses on media portrayals of women who did not… 

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